Skip to comments.Word for the Day, Tuesday, July 9, 2013-- myrmidon
Posted on 07/09/2013 5:43:30 AM PDT by xsmommy
Word For The Day, Tuesday, 7/9/13
In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day".
1. Classical Mythology . one of the warlike people of ancient Thessaly who accompanied Achilles to the Trojan War. 2. ( lowercase ) a person who executes without question or scruple a master's commands1. Greek myth one of a race of people whom Zeus made from a nest of ants. They settled in Thessaly and were led against Troy by Achilles 2. ( often not capital ) a follower or henchman
Etymology: c.1400, from L. Myrmidones (pl.), from Gk. Myrmidones, Thessalian tribe led by Achilles to the Trojan War, fabled to have been ants changed into men, from Gk. myrmex "ant." Transferred sense of "faithful follower" is from 1610.
Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence.
The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day.
The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-)
Practice makes perfect.....post on....
Here is my example with WFTD.
In the Soother's absence, I am acting as his myrmidon in posting this thread. He is currently frolicking in the icy waters of VA beach. I was never an ant, by the way.
So I have to admit that I am feeling particularly dense today, and I do not get your pun... I am sore ashamed....
The myrmidons of the White House staff execute Obambams’s orders without question.
When you vacay, who is the thread xsmommyrmidon?
A myrmidon is like a male myrmimaid, which is one of those fishy women that sailors got so fired up about. Makes me wonder why they didn’t want women on ships.
Oh all the subs have stepped up for me in the past : ) going to be on vacay next week, but should be able to post the thread on monday before i leave. A+++
A+++ darryl hannah is one horrible looking former myrmidon, since she had the plastic surgery.
The military of all nations requires their soldiers behave like myrmidons, and follow the orders without hesitation to the cost of their own lives. However, in Western nations we also require that the orders can be evaluated by the soldiers to ensure it is lawful as well. This is what Obama fears.
Speaking of Mermen, the final series in the Chronicles of Kenny Powers will be on HBO in September.
Have you been watching Family Tree on HBO? I love Cris O'Dowd, an Irish actor and he plays such a nice guy surrounded by absolute nuts. Very dry humor
Football field = Gridiron
Half size = medium
Oscar Mayer hot dogs
Myr mid dion
It may be a bit of corn but I excel in that field
I find it interesting that some on that thread think there won’t be any rioting.....
great! thanks for the explanation! i am slow-witted today!
was Chris O’Dowd the sweet cop in Bridesmaids? if so, i love him.
well i noted the one nay-sayer and i think he is just an all-purpose contrarian, i recall him being unreasonable on some other thread, i can’t even recall what it was about now.
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